Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Launches Sustainability Initiative to Reduce Food Waste and Support the Local Community
Prisoners Employed to Combat Global Food Waste by Converting Hotel’s Leftover Bread into Beer
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has launched a new initiative which sees the hotel’s leftover bread turned into beer in a bid to combat global food waste. In partnership with Equoevento, a nonprofit organisation in Rome, the hotel distributes its unused bread to local brewery, Birrificio Vale la Pena.
Playing on the Italian expression ‘vale la pena’ which translates as ‘it’s worth it’, and the word ‘pena’ which can also mean prison sentence, Birrificio Vale la Pena employs prisoners as part of a work release programme. The prisoners use the surplus bread to ferment a variety of beers, one of which is called RecuperAle. Supporting the local community even further, the beers are available for purchase at Rome Cavalieri’s Tiepolo Lounge and Terrace, as well as to enjoy as part of the hotel’s Sunday Brunch.
The new initiative helps to eliminate waste and reduce energy consumption. The hotel has estimated that the 160kg of bread repurposed by Equoevento to brew the RecpuerAle beer results in CO2 savings of 140.8 kg and the equivalent of €50 of energy saved. Already working with Equoevento to redistribute excess food from the hotel to soup kitchens, Rome Cavalieri has a long standing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Alessandro Cabella, Managing Director of Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort commented: “We are delighted to be able to play our part in curbing global food waste. Our bread to beer initiative not only makes a real environmental difference but also contributes to the local community through the work release programme at Birrificio Vale la Pena”.
Nightly rates at Rome Cavalieri start from 290 Euros (approx. £254) in a Deluxe Room. For reservations and enquiries, please visit www.romecavalieri.com or call +39 06 35091.
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